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Marine's death a painful reminder for another's father


HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- It's been almost two weeks since the death of Marine Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif. The Holland man was one of seven Marines and four soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in Florida.

Staff Sgt. Seif's death is a painful reminder to the father of a Holland Marine who died almost three years ago: Gunnery Sergeant Daniel Price died in combat while serving in Afghanistan in the summer of 2012.

"As long as I have breath, I'll tell people about it," says Karl Price, father of Daniel Price.

Not every wound is visible. Karl Price showed WZZM 13 the pride and pain he carries with him: a dog tag and hero bracelet to remember his son.

"There's a lot of pride there, but there's also a lot of hurt that doesn't go away," says Price.

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My Town: Your masterpiece could grace the walls of the U.S. Capitol

My Town: Your masterpiece could grace the walls of the U.S. Capitol

GRANDVILLE, Mich.—Congressman Bill Huizenga is looking for student artwork to adorn the U.S. Capitol.

Now through April 17, high school students from the Second District are encouraged to submit their entries in this year’s Congressional Art Competition.  Each student may only submit one entry to Congressman Huizenga’s office, located at 4555 Wilson Ave. SW in Grandville.

"The Congressional Art Competition is an excellent platform for young artists to challenge themselves and explore their artistic ability as well as their creativity,” said Huizenga. “Students from across West Michigan have impressed thousands of visitors to the U.S. Capitol with their artwork and I cannot wait to see what this year’s competition has in store.”

My Town: Aquinas College hosts panel discussion to commemorate César Chávez

My Town: Aquinas College hosts panel discussion to commemorate César Chávez

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Aquinas College will host "The Undocumented Experience," on Tuesday, March 24 as part of the annual César Chávez Commemorative Lecture.

Panelists include: Liz Balck, an attorney with Justice for our Neighbors; and Sergio Reyes, the intern pastor at New Community Fourth Reformed Church in Holland.

  • What: César Chávez Commemorative Lecture: "The Undocumented Experience"
  • When: Tuesday, March 24 from 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Wege Center Loutit Room, 1607 Robinson Road SE, Grand Rapids
  • Cost: Free

The 2015 César Chávez Commemorative Lecture aims to highlight the struggles associated with the undocumented experience in the U.S. César Chávez was a humanitarian and social justice advocate who fought for the rights of migrant workers, a vulnerable population in the United States.

Elzinga & Volkers hosts Safety Week to raise awareness of injury prevention

Elzinga & Volkers hosts Safety Week to raise awareness of injury prevention

HOLLAND, Mich.-- Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals kicked off its second annual 'Alive 365: Safety Week' with a safety symposium on Friday, March 13 at The Pinnacle Center.

Representatives from Associated Builders and Contractors of West Michigan, American Subcontractors Association, Inc. and The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration were on hand to discuss various industrial safety topics. Keynote speaker, Dr. John Austin, an internationally recognized expert in proving behavior-based solutions to organizational challenges, discussed the importance of safety leadership within organizations.

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Elzinga & Volkers announces the promotion of five key employees

Elzinga & Volkers announces the promotion of five key employees

HOLLAND, Mich.-- Elzinga & Volkers, a leading provider of construction management services, has announced the promotion of five key employees: Amy Elston, Jordan Gougeon, Brett Lesiewicz, Nate Meeuwsen and Shaun Price.

Amy Elston has been promoted to marketing manager. Elston has more than eight years of experience in construction management and has been with E&V since 2013. In her new role, Elston  will be responsible for oversight of all the marketing activities and initiatives including sales proposals and presentations, special events and branding. She earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and commercial real estate from Marquette University.

My Town: 3 ways to inspire your online learner

My Town: 3 ways to inspire your online learner

Whether learning online or in a traditional classroom, keeping your student motivated is important—it offers the opportunity for innovation and powerful learning experiences.

Alexandra Negrete, a teacher at statewide virtual public high school Great Lakes Cyber Academy, shares three tips to help challenge students to reach their highest potential.

Michigan virtual school hosts informational events throughout March

Michigan virtual school hosts informational events throughout March

OKEMOS, Mich.-- As families continue to seek school options featuring greater flexibility and control for their children’s education, one of Michigan’s statewide virtual schools – Michigan Connections Academy – has scheduled a variety of information events throughout March.

Interested families are encouraged to attend upcoming events to learn more about how virtual learning works, meet teachers and familiarize themselves with the schools’ award-winning curriculum.